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Big timers in literary illusion

26 June 2013, 14:15 Onyeji Dominic

Affected simplicity is one thing that has eaten deep into entertainment industries in globe. Folk art is meant to be both poetic and professional. But we see things going down these days unlike in those golden ages of genius, creativity and exploration. The caliber of musicians we see these days are watering things down for futurity and standardization. They are much too folksy (ordinary) for professional liking.

Our local artists in Africa particularly are not professionals. They went into entertainment big time only to display their wealth of ignorance in illusion, singing what they do not really know. Everything has become too ordinary as if music is no longer a profession.

Our so-call big time musicians in Africa are really making waves. But their waves are usually contaminated and crude. You hardly see a musician who knows his onions these days particularly here in Nigeria. We hear them everywhere singing downright trashes in place of folk songs.

Reports from things like musical concerts, TV Oprals and musical shows in Nigeria reveal that many among big time musicians are purblind. They are not mentally sound. Some of their works are good, and they are really making waves globally. But it is quite conspicuous that their mind sets and knowledge concerning music are still at peripheral.

They lack deep understanding in things that have to do with music, and majority is not grounded in the field. Many entered into entertainment just like that. They see music as easy way to make name and money, and greater number of them does not seem to consider the important roles of sound education as it concerns prestige and literary rewards.

Everybody knows that big timers are mostly respected when they know their onions. Those who display their talents out of ignorance are esteemed very low by the wise in modern society. The world is advancing rapidly and mediocrities are not given any regard or honor in highly civilized countries. What we are seeing these days as products of benightedness will not continue to gain upper hand in entertainment industries of Africa.

Things are changing for better, and before long, mediocrities will all be reduced to nothing. They will continue to go down in decadence especially here in Nigeria if they refuse or fail to make positive u-turn from downhill to uphill. Our entertainment industry is climbing high in advancement. Nollywood is going up the ladder and forums like Practicing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) are no longer managed by fools. 

Activities of PMAN these days are changing for good. Standard measure is being taken by the management to eradicate affected simplicity in both music and entertainment at large. Things are changing positively. Nigeria is advancing and big time mediocrities in our show biz are going down with their downright trashes.

Time is coming when majority of people in Africa will become mentally brushed. Their mentalities will change for good and enlightenment will caused their mental senses (inner eyes of mind) to open in genuineness. Days like this are imminent in Africa, goodly civilize days when souls will no longer have interest in crude musicians and their downright trashes.

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